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What Are Lent and Mardi Gras All About?

Mardi Gras has a connotation of being one of the wildest parties throughout the year. However, Fat Tuesday is a long-standing tradition of the Catholic Church, and it marks the last day of ordinary time before the start of Lent, a time of fasting and repentance. The celebration dates back centuries to pagan celebrations of fertility and the season of spring. A WC student said, “The purpose of Fat Tuesday is to indulge in richer and fatty foods before the fasting process.” Ash Wednesday service is used to prepare church…

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“Why Did He Like Her Picture on Instagram?”: Social Media and Relationships

“Why did he like her picture on Instagram?” We have all heard this question from a friend while listening to passing conversations, or more embarrassingly, we’ve said it ourselves. Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram have become a vital part of our everyday lives: scrolling through social media has basically become the 21st Century version of reading the morning newspaper. Social media in turns puts a lot of pressure on modern-day relationships. However, I am not an expert and this all based off of my observations. Jealousy is part of every…

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In N Out of Sleep

As college students, we try to sleep as much as we can wherever we can (although life would probably be better if we didn’t fall asleep at 2 a.m. and know we have an 8 a.m. in the next morning). When we wake up it never seems to be enough sleep, which means we hit snooze, and we take naps that range from 2 minutes to a few hours. Hitting the snooze button has its downfalls to your sleep cycle, it can mess up how your body registers the cycle…

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No and Other Words of Female Empowerment

In today’s world one of the most pressing issues is women rights and sexual assault and how society handles the two issues. The poetry book No and Other Words of Female Empowerment was released November of 2017 and focuses on the message of female empowerment and strength, the book makes the reader acknowledge the reader’s self-worth. The timing of the book correlates well with the timing of the Ohio Women’s March. In regards to the poem opening with “It’s time that mothers,” freshman Tyson Williams said “I like this poem…

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Ridiculous Trends of 2017

2017 brought the world some mixed emotions: people have powerful feelings about if 2017 was actually a good year or not. Despite the good things that happened in 2017 (like April the giraffe having her baby) the year still help some ridiculous social trends. Rainbow and Unicorn EVERYTHING I don’t know how many times I scrolled through Instagram’s discover page and saw rainbow doughnuts and bagels or Starbuck’s Unicorn Frappuccino. Do you know what is one of those? According to Starbucks, it is: ice, milk, crème, whipped cream, mango syrup,…

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Cheap/Free Textbook Rentals for Next Semester

  With the start of the new semester slowly creeping up, we are all worried about how we are going to afford textbooks (hint: avoid the bookstore). Buying from the bookstore might seems like a quick and easy idea. However, when hundreds of dollars are at stake, I’ll jump around from site to site and find the best deals. Amazon They tend to have excellent deals on textbooks via Amazon Prime, or you can find them used. I found a $120 book for $15, and all I have to do…

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It’s Okay To Be Happy: Advice From WC Students

With the holiday season, officially in full swing and Twitter has become increasingly depressing (because for some reason that is how social media works). It’s November which means: it gets dark at 5 o’clock, it’s either cold or raining, or both, people are bitter this time of year if they do not have a special someone, we have no motivation to finish our assignments, we are going broke, and our finals are creeping up. However, if you are one of people who manage to avoid all the bleakness and depression……

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Wands for Wildlife Drive Good for Health and Environment

SLEB will be hosting Wands for Wildlife drive at Wilmington College until December 4 to send mascara wands to North Carolina. Mascara only has a shelf life of three months once opened. If used for longer it could potentially lead to an eye infection due to the bacteria that grows on the brush. The wands will be used to help remove fly eggs and larva from the animal’s fur. They work well because the bristles are close together. They will be used to help small animals like ducks and rabbits….

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Underrated Halloween Films to Watch This Season

Underrated Halloween Films As the Halloween spirit comes to an end, you might feel some pressure to partake in Halloween activates: an easy one to do is watch some scary movies with your friends, because at this point all the good pumpkins are probably taken. 5. Corpse Bride My personal favorite Halloween movie has something for everyone to enjoy. For starters: Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter. It has incredible musical numbers from start to finish and a plot like no other movie. If you’re an art major…

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Ally Drive To Show Support for LGBTQ+ Community at WC

SPECTRA will be hosting an Ally Drive on Friday, October 27. The Ally Drive is an event designed for those who identify as LGTBQ+ to show their appreciation to allies. Students will be tabling in Pyle this week to raise awareness, generate interest, and hand out rainbow wristbands, which members of SPECTRA encourage allies to wear the whole week (or longer). The rainbow bracelets are to show support as an ally. President Cascie Powles said, “At the meeting, there will be guest speakers who will be giving testimonies about how…

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